Backwater Retreat Theme House
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... watch the wildlife and take advantage of the early hour to write up some of our adventures. After a while Randeep appears to tell me I can hop ashore so I venture into the field by the boat and snap away at the orange sun making its ascent. It's not quite as stunning as hoped but still a moment to remember. Coman arises just before 8am, in time for breakfast. We eat as we cruise back towards Alleppy, arriving at 9am to a waiting Tensing. We have just a short ...
... view. We were also right next to a bird sanctuary that was lovely, if a little sweaty (it’s ridiculously humid here) to walk around – even though we never actually saw that many birds.
We spent 3 glorious days lounging by the lakeside reading, watching the boats, tackling crosswords and walking along the canals. We also took a boat tour of the narrow backwaters to get a glimpse of what life is like ...
... of Fort Kochi. We looked into about 20 tourist shops which all sold the same range of loose trousers, pashminas, and silver jewellery. I bought some ear rings ( which doubles my ear ring collection I am happy to say) and Jessica and I both bought a woollen wrap each for winter glamour. We found the bishops house and were invited to explore the edible garden. At about that point we got lost, but after some time walking ...
Ciara and I have both been very excited about coming to India for quite a while now, so many people we have met travelling have told us how great it is, and there has been a mutual feeling that a change of culture would be good. Our flight in, being the cheapest option, meant we had to change at Sri Lanka to another flight but it was a pretty good trip all in. After finding our bags (Ciara's turned up a long time after all the ...
Highlights (in no particular order):
Camel riding in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer,
Touching the Taj Mahal(!),
Wading through knee deep flood water in Pushkar trying not to lose my flipflops,
Riding an Elephant to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
Ganesh festival celebrations in Kochi and Goa
Indian train journeys – especially having two bottom bunks in ...